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(Photo courtesy of Dean Paul / Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater)

Skaters, wings, art walks and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Photo courtesy of Pilsen Fest)

Alternative music, jazz music, taco festivals, block parties and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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 (Credit: Printers Row Lit Fest)

American folk music, monarch butterfly migration, Ted Talks and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago Dance Crash. (Credit: Ashley Deran)

Icelandic and Polish food, jazz and electronic music and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy Taste of Greektown)

Guitar collectors, film noir, doughnut races and Bechdel-Wallace-inspired short plays usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)

Rare coins, blues music, barbecued meats and Latin American music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Bud Billiken Parade. (Credit: Enjoy Illinois)

Blues, retro music, farm animals and a Chicago tradition usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Costumes, bugs, barbecued meats and Italian fare usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Credit: South Chicago Dance Theatre)

Fancy footwork, art fairs, cultural celebrations and chocolate usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago this weekend.

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Silver carp jumping into a boat. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Asian carp, jam bands, a garden walk and vintage finds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Credit: Dan Barker of Fly By Chicago)

Tacos and tamales, cars, tribute bands and vintage wares usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Motor Row in the South Loop. (WTTW News)

It’s another sign that Chicago is returning to normal: Conventions are beginning to return to the city, including the Chicago Auto Show, which is set for mid-July at McCormick Place in the South Loop. We hit the streets as part of our community reporting series.

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Superheroes and villains, an icy dip in the lake, backyard chickens and winter ales usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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International Carnivale Celebration (Photo by James Richards IV)

A Carnivale celebration, late-night art show, chocolate and bicycles usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Rowland Scherman via Wikimedia Commons)

Tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., hot jazz, theater festivals and dumplings usher in the weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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(David Wilson / Flickr)

A festive CTA train, winter markets, irreverent attorneys and holiday hounds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.